The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) website reports today (July 9, 2010) that a Canadian man -- who called for the "extermination" of Jews in Canada -- has been charged under a rarely-used hate crimes law.
Salman Hossain, 25, accused of "willfully promoting and advocating genocide of the Jewish community," was charged yesterday afternoon by Ontario Provincial Police, following an investigation into his website and blog, which feature hundreds of racist comments.
Hossain was charged with three counts of willfully promoting hatred against an identifiable group and two counts of advocating and promoting genocide against an identifiable group, according to police.
Last week, Hossain wrote, "We must never cease in our efforts to eliminate the Jewish people from the face of the earth. Their permanent liquidation and destruction is the only solution."